With over 400 million active users worldwide, Instagram is one of the most popular social network sites. This platform is owned by Facebook it is very different that Facebook in many nature. For starter, Instagram is a social site for sharing photos and videos and you can follow others as well as others can follow you. Instagram is mostly focused on smartphone users as many of its features are available on smartphone only. On the smartphone, you can share photos, videos, and stories instantly. But on the desktop version, you are very limited regarding what you can do. The desktop version is limited to viewing and liking others photos as well as managing basic setting. There are not a whole lot of things that you can do on your PC or Mac computer or laptop.
This is a bummer as many of us spend a considerable time with our computer or laptop and want the convenience of sharing images from the comfort of our laptop. There are also other instances like we have a picture on the computer which we want to share and because Instagram won’t allow posting directly from the laptop, we have to go to an extra step to transfer the file from computer to phone.
Not anymore, I’ll be sharing a simple method which you can use to use Instagram from your laptop like you would from a phone. You can use all smartphone features easily, and yes you can upload video and photos as well.
How to Share Photos and Videos on Instagram From Windows and Mac Desktop Laptop
Before you follow the steps, make sure you are using the Google Chrome browser, and you have the latest version of Chrome installed on your laptop.
Open the Google Chrome browser and go to www.instagram.com and log in using your IG credentials.
Click on the three vertical dots from the top right corner of your browser.
Go to ‘more tools’ and the select “Developers Tools”. Alternatively, you can also press Ctrl+Shift+C on Windows and Command+Shift+C on Mac to pull up developer option.
A window shall appear. Here click on the small mobile icon. For reference check the image down below.
Now reload the website using browser button or simply press F5 for windows or Command+R for Mac.
Now you shall see a mobile version of Instagram. Click on plus icon and browse to the photo you want to share. Add the bio, add hashtags, tag people if you want to click on share to share the image with your followers.
Similarly, you can also add stories to your Instagram from the laptop.
So, this is how you can share photos and videos on Instagram from your PC, and you don’t have to go through the pain to transfer media from computers to mobile.